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Answered 2013-03-27 10:07:11

Before the war, and according to the world almanac, ""World Almanac, 1938, pg. 510 -- world jewish population = 15,748,091""
After the war, "World Almanac USA, 1947, pg. 748: World Jewish Population -- 15,690,000"

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The World Almanac was notoriously unreliable on this at the time and later revised its figures for the whole period 1938-1948. The real figures are about 16 million in 1939 and 10 million in 1945. See the link - scroll down to the section 'Jewish Population'.

dear sir, I m new about studying Holocaust matter.I would like to ask you why the World Almanac is not notoriuosly unreliable on the period 1939-1946. I would like to know where did you get the statistic about jewish popupalation of 16 millions in 1939 and 10 million in 1945. How it's possible to determine the real popoluation of the jewish population between 1939 to 1945.
I waiting for your kind reply.

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